Neoseeker : News : All future EA games will include microtransactions, if EA's Blake Jorgensen is correct
Sort by date: ascending descending
0 thumbs!
^
Largerock Feb 27, 13
The greed....it scares me...
1 thumbs!
^
Chekkaa Feb 27, 13
Arg, I didn't realize this was a news thread. Now I'm going to get notified of every new post. >.>
0 thumbs!
^
Wakaman Feb 27, 13
quote Chekkaa
Arg, I didn't realize this was a news thread. Now I'm going to get notified of every new post. >.>
Unless you change it so that you only get notified when quoted or using the @ tag.
-4 thumbs!
^
Slash Feb 27, 13
Nothing wrong with Online Pass.
Also stop supporting them, don't buy their games if you don't like their practices....
0 thumbs!
^
Demonfurby Feb 27, 13
quote Slash
Nothing wrong with Online Pass.
Also stop supporting them, don't buy their games if you don't like their practices....
except some of their dev teams make really good games, and the only way they make money (and in turn, continue releasing good games and preventing them from being terminated) is buying their games. Why should the devs be punished for their retarded publisher? It doesn't hurt EA in the slightest when you don't buy their games relative to the damage done to the devs.
1 thumbs!
^
Zombie_Barioth Feb 27, 13
quote Slash
Nothing wrong with Online Pass.
Also stop supporting them, don't buy their games if you don't like their practices....
First off what do online passes have to do with anything?
The "don't like it, don't buy it" attitude doesn't help much, if everyone here on neo were to stop buying their games it still would only be a drop in the bucket compared to the rest of the market. They also won't see it as people don't like their practices, they'll only see it as that game doesn't sell anymore.

The problem here is if EA proves this is a valid business model we could see other publishers following suit.

This is the reason I'm not very excited for next gen, I'm excited for the new games and new hardware but not for more of the same old bullsh*t.
1 thumbs!
^
walnuts Feb 27, 13
See, I think micro-transactions only work in F2P games (Team Fortress, World of Tanks etc) because frankly, if you've already forked over $70, then why should you be forking over more money to buy good guns?

At least with F2P games you don't have the initial cost - it's free and if you like it, you can buy equipment to be better at it more quickly or customise your experience, but it is not critical to the enjoyment of the game.

This though - well, this just saddens me really.

Despite really liking the look of Need for Speed: Most Wanted I refrained because of their frankly ridiculous 'gaming practices' (I have no doubt that their business practices are solid). Looks like I have been vindicated.
0 thumbs!
^
Chelskiman Feb 27, 13
quote Chekkaa
Arg, I didn't realize this was a news thread. Now I'm going to get notified of every new post. >.>
Click on your notifications then click on "Direct". That will solve that issue.
1 thumbs!
^
TurMoiL911 Feb 27, 13
Microtransactions work in games that are F2P. Doing them in a retail game is just nickel and diming the consumer.
1 thumbs!
^
KR_1250 Feb 27, 13
quote Ded Valve
Also all their next gen games will be $69.99

So, $69.99 price tag
Microtransactions up the ass
Season Pass
Disc locked content
Online Pass
EA Servers

Please, Please,PLEASE go bankrupt you greedy pieces of shit.

Couldnt agree more.

When you list it out like that it makes it very clear. Greedy c*nts.

God i hope BF4 is shit so i dont have to buy it. Maybe they'll help f**k it up like they did Mass Effect.
1 thumbs!
^
Fortitudo Feb 27, 13
I'd love to boycott EA until they are gone.
0 thumbs!
^
KR_1250 Feb 28, 13
quote CTTR champion
I'd love to boycott EA until they are gone.
I'll join ya. AFTER BF4 LOL.

You know who i blame? People who buy these microtransactions. Lv4 noobs running about in BF3 with javelins pointing them at people wondering why it wont lock on...Or a noob in a jet with no kills but all the radar and missiles, Or attempting to use that shiny new M98B rifle that they just spent £5 on wondering why it doesnt work like Call Of Duty.

Lazy talentless bastards with big wallets.
0 thumbs!
^
Abyss Raider Feb 28, 13
I read "EA is enormously greedy." Tell me something I don't know.
0 thumbs!
^
Yogurt Feb 28, 13
Imagine Activision with Call of Duty:
- Game starts off at £60 just with a CD sized plastic case, if you want the proper case that's an extra £5.
- You get a few maps, a few guns, a few camos, a few perks etc.
- For each new perk you want it's £3
- For each new camo you want it's £2
- For each new gun you want it's £5
- For each new map you want it's £7
- If you want to be able to access online in the first place it's an extra £10
- If you want to carry on playing each month that's another £3, per month.
- If you want to play zombies/spec ops more than a number of free 'goes' you get, you have to pay £1 per go.
- Campaign is free on the disc but if you want to re-play any level, part or whatever then that's another £3-20 depending on how much you want to replay. Actually, they'll probably give you the first one or two missions free as a 'taster' and then you have to pay more for each mission you want to play on.

"It's all about the money!"
1 thumbs!
^
Tay Rex Feb 28, 13
They've been pulling this shit with The Sims 3 since the game's release. They made the base game severely limited in the options you had and then gave you the option to spend extra and buy them from the online store. Technically speaking, they've been pulling this kind of shit all the way through Sims series if you want to talk expansion and 'stuff' packs.

There's a lot of free content online which people choose instead. They're greedy bastards and I stopped paying for their shit a long time ago. The quality of the crap they throw out is no longer worth the amount they charge.
^
Sponsored
Sort by date: ascending descending
- This news story is archived and is closed to new comments now -
Newsletter
Latest News
Latest Inhouse
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Review PowerColor R9 285 TurboDuo Review NZXT Kraken X31 Liquid Cooler Review AMD FX 8370 & FX 8370E Review Intel Core i7 5960X Review OCZ RevoDrive 350 480GB Review
(0.1691/mc/web8)